The Early Intervention program provides services for infants and children (ages 0-3) who have developmental delays. Early intervention offers families: service coordination to assist with the process, an evaluation of child’s needs, an individualized family service plan (if child is eligible), and services that may include (but not limited to) speech therapy, physical therapy, special instruction and family training and support. The Early Intervention Program is a public program funded by the New York State and county governments under Department of Health. The program is a voluntarily program and is provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents. However, health insurance maybe accessed for reimbursement for early intervention services for eligible children and families.
Eligibility of the child will be determined only by State approved evaluators under the contract with the municipality.
Once the child is found eligible for early intervention program, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality.
Municipality will arrange for services providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to delivery services authorized by the municipality. Early Intervention services can be delivered in child care settings/home/ community locations. If Early Intervention services will be provided in settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community services.
Children who are at risk, suspected delay, confirmed diagnosed condition, failed initial hearing screen can be referred to NYC Early Intervention Program by calling 311.
If you’re interested in joining our agency to become an EI provider, please kindly click on the following NEW EI Provider.
If you’re currently our EXISTING EI provider, and in need of EI forms or samples, please kindly click on the following EXISTING EI Provider.
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- EI Regulations (print, read and keep a record)
- Agency’s Policies (print, read and keep a record)
- If you need instructions in applying for NPI Click here
- Documents to bring for interview
- SI teacher certificate (birth to grade 2 – initial, professional or permanent)
- OR NYS professional license AND registration (only for OT, PT, SLP, SW, NUTRITIONIST, PSYCHOLOGIST)
- Medical (including immunization and PPD)
- Liability insurance (independent contractor only!)
- 2 letter of references
- 2 copy of training certificates
- copy of driver license and social security card
- $25 money order for background check (made payable to New York State Office of Children and Family Services) -Only if you do not have DOH.